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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A collaborative project is combining photography and social media for a reflective look at St. Louis. It is called, “Humans of St. Louis.”

They were inspired by the “Humans of New York” according to the group’s Facebook’s page. That page describes the project, “Hey there. My name is Brandon and I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010, shortly after leaving my job in Finance. (OK, I actually got fired.) I started HONY because I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalog of New York City’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.

Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. HONY now has over six million followers on social media, and provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.”

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“So many people live here and it’s still a small town."

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“What’s one of your happiest moments?” “Getting off work.”

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“The same people who make my hats make the hats for Slash.”

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